How to Save Money on Travel, Part 1

How to Save Money on Travel, Part 1

I vowed that we would never write these types of articles because we never wanted to be just another travel blog.  We don’t write about where you just must go in 2017 or the ten places to see before you die because, well, we don’t know you so why would we ever suggest something? Maybe you prefer beaches over mountains and hotels over hostels?  In which case, our travel advice

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Why I Ditched My Makeup at 30

Why I Ditched My Makeup at 30

I never was the type of little girl that played with makeup and nail kits when I was younger.  Aside from not having those kind of “luxuries” in Moldova, I was also pretty much a Tom boy.  I preferred cars over dolls and overalls instead of dresses. I did, however, have an art desk in my room where I would watch my mother draw and paint beautiful designs, flowers, and

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100 Miles in Tokyo, Pt. 2

100 Miles in Tokyo, Pt. 2

Check out Part 1: here When we finally got to our Airbnb, we realized that it was still about 4 hours until our check-in time.  “Well, at least now we know where it is.” It was still early in the morning, everything was closed, and the only people on the streets were the ones going to work.  Although, to be honest, the way people dress in Japan, it seems like

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100 Miles in Tokyo

100 Miles in Tokyo

Check out how the hell we ended up in Tokyo: here After saying goodbye to our three furry housemates, our comfortable and luxurious accommodations, and our last stable base for a while, we headed out in our rental car to make our way to LA.  The drive down I-5 was surprisingly far more scenic than I could have ever imagined.  Last time we were in Cali, we made the way

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How the Hell Did We End Up in Tokyo?

How the Hell Did We End Up in Tokyo?

I guess the first question to answer before we get to our wonderful and memorable time in Tokyo is how the hell did we get there?  And why Tokyo?  Well, after our car camping turned housesitting adventure, we knew that we had more to explore.  We hadn’t found that place where we wanted to settle, mainly because we just aren’t ready to. Setting off and exploring the unknown just makes

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Two Moldovans, Two Italians & a Japanese Onsen, Pt. 3

Two Moldovans, Two Italians & a Japanese Onsen, Pt. 3

Check out Part 1 & Part 2 We finished our meal as we stared out the window watching the rain wash the streets outside.  We were grateful to not only be going to an onsen and having more time with our new friends, but also that we would be spared of freezing in the cold, wet night.  As we watched them close up the restaurant and turn the lights off,

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Two Moldovans, Two Italians & a Japanese Onsen, Pt. 2

Two Moldovans, Two Italians & a Japanese Onsen, Pt. 2

Check out Part One: here. After saying “Ciao” and “see you soon” to our new Italian friends, we got back to waiting for our host to make his appearance.  We were enjoying ourselves too much to even be bothered.  Several minutes later, and finally he arrived. We greeted each other in Japanese and headed up to the apartment.  Around the corner we went to a little alleyway that led to

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Two Moldovans, Two Italians & a Japanese Onsen

Two Moldovans, Two Italians & a Japanese Onsen

After spending a wonderful week in Tokyo, we were ready to explore more of Japan.  Although, leaving Tokyo was difficult.  You could live there for decades and still never have enough time to see everything. So, while we were slightly sad to leave, we were excited to open our eyes to another side of Japan.  As with most things, our method of madness is pretty unusual.  For our next location,

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Why We Blog

Why We Blog

Blogging allows you to create something, anything that you want. Some write about food, others fashion, some travel, and the rest whatever else is interesting or popular at the moment.  They write amazing articles full of useful information, shareable lists, and breathtaking photos to match.  I’m grateful to these people. I’m obsessed with reading and I prefer to get most of my information from blogs.  I don’t really get down

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Cleveland: First Stop

Cleveland: First Stop

Hello, Cleveland! The drive into Cleveland was a quick one.  It was only about 3 hours from the truck stop we had slept at the night before.  We happened to drive in right next to their famous West Side Market, the oldest running public market in Cleveland. The surrounding area was slightly active, but still pretty quiet. It seemed like such a warm, little town: sun shining, birds singing, and not crowded at all. There was

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